Stories move us. They inspire us to get up in the morning, excite us to create new things every day and set off on new adventures. When Mari and Andrew invited us into their adventure from across the country, we found that though we lived thousands of miles apart, we were already close. Mari and Andrew’s story began in a small college town with a west coast soul and an artist’s spirit almost literally in our own backyard. Though we call Claremont California home, we had no idea that Mari and Andrew’s courtship began right down the street in the prestigeous Claremont Colleges. Many years and many cross country miles later we all found ourselves in an open field in upstate New York surrounded by friends, family and barnyard animals. It was there that Mari and Andrew would pledge their lives to one another and where we would yet again discover that there is no greater story than that of marriage. Mari and Andrew, thank you for your hearts and for allowing us to step into such an intimate and powerful part of your story.